F10 BMW M5 Posts New 0 to 60 MPH Sprint Time: 3.7 seconds [Updated]

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When BMW released the new M5, everybody was thrilled, except its rivals. However, when the super-saloon performance figures were released, the competition was thrilled too. However, all that is about to change.
We are talking about the fact that the official figures tell us that the F10 M5 needs 4.4 seconds to play the 0 to 62 mph, a delicious time, but not the competition-crushing blow that was expected from the vehicle.

However, US car magazine Car & Driver (we must thank for the scoop) has recently asked the new M5 to pull a quarter mile trick. The saloon obliged, with the result being surprising.

The F10 M5 managed to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from standstill in 3.7 seconds, with the quarter mile run being completed in 12 seconds flat at 122 mph (196 km/h). The full results of the test will be published in the magazine's December issue.

In fact, this is not the first time when BMW underrates its metal’s ability to gain speed, so we should’ve thought about this in the first place.

Update: autoevolution reader CJN pointed out that Car & Driver always uses a one foot rollout for the 0 to 60 mph sprint, which explains their "impossible" time. We've checked their other times and this is true, but so is the statement above so now we really don't know if the M5 is actually faster than BMW claims...
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